Graduates

Welcome Starr King Graduates!

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Graduate Association

Did you know that as a graduate of Starr King School for the Ministry, you’re automatically a member of the Graduate Association? The Starr King Graduate Association does not collect dues therefore making it accessible to all our beloved grads.

The Graduate Association Executive Team meet regularly to discuss graduate engagement, event/meeting plans, how they can support the work of the school, and more. You can contact the Graduate Association at alumni@sksm.edu. Access the bylaws using the button below or find meeting minutes in the SKSM Grad Association Facebook group.

The annual Graduate Association meeting is held in June, concurrent with the UUA General Assembly. The meeting is available to all Starr King graduates both in-person and online via Zoom. Agenda items are shared in the weeks leading up to General Assembly. The 2024 meeting date and time have not yet been set. Check back here for updates!

Meet the Graduate Association Executive Team

*Not pictured: Edie Klyce – Member-at-Large

Rev. Zeb Green – President

Rev. Zeb Green (they/them) is a minister, community organizer, and spiritual director living in Freeport, Maine in the homelands of the Wabanaki people. Their work is geared towards assisting churches with their outreach and service to both the queer and refugee communities along with serving in interim ministries United Church of Christ congregations.

Zeb is ordained by Sacred Liberation a multi-religious community center and sanctuary located in the borderlands of the USA, Mexico, and numerous indigenous communities. Zeb has a Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Social Change from Starr King School for the Ministry and is currently pursuing doctoral studies at Eden Theological Seminary.

Rev. Cassandra Howe – Vice President

Cassandra (she/her) is currently the Worship Assistant at the Holden Village retreat center in the North Cascade mountains in Washington State. She is taking a break from congregational ministry while she helps raise her three young children. She is also finding a little bit of time to explore other areas of interest including a course to help her place her anti racist work in a personal and historical location, perhaps better described as ancestral recovery for collective liberation. She has served three UU congregations since receiving full fellowship, the most recent being High Street UU Church in Macon, GA.

Rev. Heather Rion Starr – Secretary

Rev. Heather Rion Starr (she/her) graduated from Starr King in May 2005. She is a native Oregonian, a life-long Unitarian Universalist, and a parish Minister, now serving the Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware in beautiful Lewes, a regional congregation for Delaware’s Sussex County and beyond. She is married to Rev. Cathy Rion Starr (they/them) (SKSM ’10) and they have two amazing grade-school-age kids, Robin & Braden, and a rambunctious terrier-mix rescue dog, Dash. Starr King was a hugely significant part of her journey and she enjoys keeping up with what’s happening with the school now!

Rev. C. Nancy Reid-McKee – Member-at-Large

Rev. C. Nancy Reid-McKee served as the President of the SKSM Grad Association from 2021-2023 and graduated from SKAM in 2018 with an MDiv. I am also on the Pacific Northwest UUMA Leadership Team, and serve as Vice President of the UU Women’s Federation. I am working full-time at the Northlake UU Church in Kirkland, WA, just across the lake from Seattle. I came to ministry late in life, after working as a Nurse Practitioner for 30 years. My passion is creating ways to change the way we make decisions so we can promote justice in the systems we are part of. I am also a ceramic artist and am beginning to play fiddle again!

Stay Connected

From attending events to mentoring students to sharing your story, there are many ways to stay connected to Starr King and the community of graduates and friends. Check out some options to the right and fill out the form below. Keeping your contact information up to date is the easiest way to assure you’re among the first to receive Starr King news.

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Connect with us on social media @SKSMsocial

Join the SKSM Grad Association Facebook group to stay up to date with news and events, as well as connect with fellow grads. Update your colleagues, start conversations, or share resources and opportunities!

You can also follow and engage with us on social media. We regularly share information on news, upcoming events, courses, and more. Fun fact: simple acts of liking and commenting on our posts will make our content appear in more feeds, therefore expanding our reach!

         

Share your story and inspire others

We always welcome graduate support for our advancement and marketing efforts. Sharing your story is a simple way you can support our work and inspire prospective students and donors. Options include guest blog posts, videos, interviews, features, and more. Tell us you’re interested by emailing us or filling out the form to the left.

Mentor a current Starr King student

We’re currently exploring the possibility of establishing a program for Starr King graduates to mentor current students. We’re in the early stages of this work, so please let us know if you would be interested in participating. Email us at alumni@sksm.edu or fill out the form to the left.

Jobs, Internships, & Opportunities

Title Organization Location Contact Attachments Closing Date
Program Director Mercy Center Burlingame, CA   CLICK Open Until Filled
Contract Minister Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Los Gatos Los Gatos, CA Communications Manager CLICK Open Until Filled
Youth and Emerging Adult Ministry Staff Unitarian Universalist Association Open Careers@uua.org CLICK Open Until Filled
MidAmerica Regional Administrator Unitarian Universalist Association Open Within MidAmerica Region Careers@uua.org CLICK Open Until Filled
Donor Engagement Officer Unitarian Universalist Association Boston, MA Careers@uua.org CLICK Open Until Filled
Full Time Leader Ethical Society of St. Louis St. Louis, MO ESSLsearch24@gmail.com CLICK April 5, 2024
Editor Journal of Unitarian Universalist Studies Unknown Daniel McKanan CLICK March 9, 2024
Hospice Spiritual Advisor   Bangor, ME Maya Massar CLICK Open Until Filled

Other Resources

Graduate Discount

Are you interested in taking more courses at Starr King? Our graduates are eligible to take a Starr King course as a Special Student and to apply one free credit per year to the cost of a Starr King course. Access to the course is subject to space availability and instructor approval. Check out our course schedule here.

WEAV

In the Spring of 2023, Starr King launched the pilot program of our Educating to Counter Oppressions and Create Just and Sustainable Communities model for congregations and communities – WEAV. WEAV is a 10-module small group ministry program designed to inspire participants as agents of sacred social change. WEAV stands for Who and What are UUs? Embodied Justice, Advocacy, and Vision. Learn more.

What other resources would you like to see here? Let us know by emailing us at alumni@sksm.edu.